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Senior Audit Manager - Human Resources and Legal

U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp

People & HR, Legal
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

The Corporate Audit Services (CAS) Senior Audit Manager – Human Resources (HR) and Legal is a management position that supports the Corporate Functions, Regulatory Reporting, and SOX Administration Audit Director. This role supports the Audit Director and Senior Audit Director, in providing the Audit Committee and senior management with independent assurance and advisory services designed to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes of U.S. Bancorp (USB), affiliates, wholly owned subsidiaries and entities where USB owns a majority (controlling) interest.

The Senior Audit Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and coordination of people and legal risk coverage as well as all processes related to Human Resources and Legal. They will have strong knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and related laws as well as legal operational practices.

We are seeking an experienced audit leader that has strong knowledge of audit, risk management, and regulatory expectations (e.g., Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s Heightened Standards and Federal Reserve Board’s Large Financial Institution Rating System) at large financial institutions. This individual will have skills and experiences to effectively manage deliverables, own and lead the HR and Legal risk management audit plan, provide oversight of audit activities over the risk management activities mentioned above, and deliver updates to operating committees, senior management and key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with the Audit Director/Senior Audit Director in developing and driving the execution and coordination of the risk-based Annual Audit Plan for HR and Legal. Includes identifying auditable entities and assessing compliance risk across all auditable entities; determining appropriate audit cycles and audit strategy for the compliance risk framework; and determining necessary audit resources and estimated expenses associated with completion of a forward looking 12-18 month audit plan. Maintaining an effective Continuous Monitoring Program which monitors key risks within auditable entities across multiple business lines and identifies any key emerging/evolving risks by routinely interfacing with independent peer banks on regulatory trends and industry events. Also includes monitoring adequacy of CAS resources and adjusting the audit plan when appropriate and communicating key results of Continuous Monitoring to applicable members across CAS.

  • Lead a team of audit professionals and is expected to recruit, hire, and develop assigned personnel in accordance with U.S. Bank Human Resources Policies and Corporate Audit Services Policies, Standards and Guidelines. These duties include active participation in recruiting activities; establishing and managing development plans for assigned personnel; and providing quarterly performance feedback and annual performance evaluations for assigned personnel. Also includes addressing performance problems promptly.

  • Supervise audit professionals in the completion of audit engagements, ensuring the highest quality of work is delivered timely. Supervision includes:

    • Coordinating with senior audit managers and managers to plan audit engagements.

    • Ensuring reviews are performed to ensure audit engagement work contains relevant facts to support audit scope and conclusions and adhere to internal audit policies and procedures.

    • Reviewing audit reports which communicate audit opinions and audit issues in a timely, clear, and concise manner.

    • Monitoring progress of audit engagements against plan and schedule and working with senior audit managers/audit managers to make necessary adjustments.

  • Supporting the Audit Director/Senior Audit Director by creating and ensuring board, committee and other stakeholder reporting for completeness, consistency with other internal audit material and accuracy of the most up-to-date information.

  • Presenting as needed at Sr. Operating Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.

  • Overseeing ongoing progress and remediation by management for all outstanding operations issues across the entire enterprise and supporting other Senior Audit Directors/Audit Directors.

  • Develop and deepen relationships through regular interactions with key internal and external stakeholders that include but are not limited to: senior management; internal control partners; regulatory agencies; external auditors; external subject matter experts; and industry peers. This includes regular participation within industry peer groups.

  • Collaborating across the three lines of defense regarding business processes, risks, and controls. Coordinating audit activities by integrating other internal audit subject matter teams (e.g., Business Lines, Technology, Anti-Money Laundering, Model, Risk Management, Data, etc.) to ensure appropriate and efficient coverage of the business products, services, and processes. Managing the team’s workload to assist other audit teams when resources are needed for areas of higher risk.

  • Drive automation and data analytics opportunities within their portfolio.

  • Performing other duties as requested by Audit Director/Senior Audit Director.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Three years leadership experience and strong leadership and management skills of processes, projects and people

  • Ten years of audit, risk or compliance experience

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, financial services, and regulatory trends that impact their assigned line of business

  • Advanced understanding of the business line’s operations, products/services, systems, and associated risks/controls

  • Thorough knowledge of Risk/Compliance/Audit competencies

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills

  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications

  • Relevant Financial Service Industry knowledge and understanding of Safety and Soundness expectations for large commercial banks

  • Thorough understanding of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and the common definition of internal controls.

  • CIA, CPA, CRC, or other relevant professional designation or advanced degree.


The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $129,455.00 - $152,300.00 - $167,530.00Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.